Neighborhood Networks endorses Sheriff, Council and judicial candidates

Philadelphia Neighborhood Networks, a group with roots in the 2004 election season that aims “to push for progressive candidates and policies” locally and nationally, announced three endorsements this week for the November elections.

The group supported Cheri Honkala in the Sheriff’s race, Kathryn Boockvar for Commonwealth Court and Cindy Bass for the 8th City Council District seat.

Honkala, a Green Party candidate, is facing Democrat Jewell Williams and Republican Joshua West is the general election. Boockvar, a Democrat, and Republican Anne Covey are vying for a 10-year term on Commonwealth Court. Bass, a Democrat, is running against Green Party candidate Brian Rudnick.

Here’s how a press release from Neighborhood Networks explained each endorsement:

• “Cheri Honkala is the one candidate on the ballot in November who reminds City voters that it’s Wall Street and the banking industry that has brought our City down, not ‘greedy’ government workers or any other right wing whipping boy.”

• “Ms. Boockvar is a civil rights attorney who has the ability, experience and temperament needed to sit on the Commonwealth Court. She will bring to that Court the compassion, sense of justice, integrity and competence that are vital to the success of a progressive jurist.”

• “When we polled our members in the 8th Councilmanic District in the Spring primary, Cindy Bass finished just behind the leader in a crowded field. Clearly our members found her well qualified, and now that she has won the primary, we warmly endorse her in the November election.”

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